International Student Pre-Orientation

International Pre-orientation mentors meeting international students at the Bloomington airport, August 2019
Pre-orientation, group photo, August 2019  
Leaders of the IMPACT, Engaging Diversity and International Student pre-orientations, August 2019 
Shopping during pre-orientation
Exploring phone options



IWU offers a comprehensive orientation program for International students prior to the arrival of the domestic students. It is called Pre-Orientation. During this  mandatory pre-orientation, information is provided on:

  • Banking
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Information technology
  • Medical services
  • Campus safety
  • Recreational opportunities
  • Classroom expectations
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Immigration compliance

2021-2022 Academic Calendar

2021-2022 International Student Handbook - English

Orientation Schedule,  tentative

Required Move In Day for unvaccinated students: August 9, 2021 (between 8am-12midnight)
Required Move In Day for vaccinated students: August 13, 2021 (between 8am-12midnight)

International Student Pre-Orientation (virtual component):  August 10 - 15, 2021

In-person International Student Pre-Orientation: August 16 - 17, 2021

Travel, Vaccine and Move-In FAQ